Lawns and yards are more important than many people might realize.
According to a survey done on behalf of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), 79 percent of people say a lawn is an important feature to consider when buying or renting a home. These potential home buyers or renters are looking at homes and noting the size (and, of their lawns.
Strangely enough lawn size was even the number one priority for millennials on a ranking of home features, according to the survey. Bet they are also paying close attention to all the lawns they pass. So if you think no one is noticing your lawn and landscape, your are probably wrong. People do notice, and they definitely care, according to these statistics.
New data from home real estate site Zillow says outdoor fixtures and landscaping such as an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit, or an outdoor fireplace can get home sellers as much as 24.5 percent above asking price when they sell their homes. A well-kept lawn and yard is important, as are well-planned landscaping projects.
These outdoor features can directly increase a home’s value. That means you could get back your landscaping investment, when you sell, maybe even more.. Outdoor home updates don’t need to break the bank either. Something as simple as a picket fence, landscape planting or a patio can give home sale prices a small boost.
In the NALP survey, more than half of people said they spend time in their yards at least once a month; almost half say they entertain there as well. So not only could you benefit when you sell, you will have a nicer outdoor space to be in the meantime.
So if you don't want to get out the mower and rake for your own piece of mind, maybe knowing that a poorly maintained yard could actually lose money when it comes time to sell the house is a motivating factor.
Remember, you don't have to do the work yourself. Leave a comment or contact us if you need help with your landscape.